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Khairul Amri fires Singapore into AFF Suzuki Cup final

Published on Dec 12, 2012 10:13 PM
 
Singapore players celebrates after their first goal against the Philippines during the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final football match in Singapore on Dec 12, 2012. Striker Khairul Amri gave the Lions a 19th-minute lead with a shot from distance that left opposition goalkeeper Eduard Sacapano rooted to the spot. -- PHOTO: AFP

Singapore have reached the final of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup following their 1-0 over the Philippines at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Wednesday evening.

In front of a 7,500-capacity crowd at the Jalan Besar Stadium, striker Khairul Amri scored the only goal of the game in the 19th minute with a shot from distance that left opposition goalkeeper Eduard Sacapano rooted to the spot.

The Azkals fought back in the second half, only to be denied by a stirring defensive performance from the hosts.

In the final, Singapore will face either Malaysia or Thailand, who play the second leg of their semi-final in Bangkok today.

The first leg of the final will be played at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Dec 19, with the return leg scheduled for Dec 22.

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